EGBA: expect a heightened European safer gambling effort

The European Gaming and Betting Association is aiming to ramp up the promotion of “an issue of common importance” after confirming the dates of the third edition of a continent-wide safer gambling drive.

The annual cross-border initiative is scheduled to take place during November 13-19, 2023, and is charged with promoting safer gambling messaging across an array of jurisdictions.

This latest version, coordinated by EGBA and its members, will be offered in collaboration with a total of 15 online gambling associations across Europe.

It is noted that numerous activities and events are slated to take place across an array of jurisdictions in a bid to raise awareness about safer gambling, as well as share the latest developments in regulation and research.

“We’re delighted to announce the third edition of the European Safer Gambling Week,” stated Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the EGBA.

“As an organisation, EGBA and its members are committed to promoting a strong culture of safer gambling every day and during the week itself you can expect to see a concerted effort across Europe to raise awareness about safer gambling. 

“The initiative provides a fantastic opportunity for Europe’s gambling sector to come together to promote an issue of common importance: safer gambling.”

Participating organisations include the International Betting Integrity Association and the Betting and Gaming Council, which this week outlined the UK’s efforts in association with this continued drive.

Association of Gaming Operators, Netherlands Online Gambling Association and Irish Bookmakers Association will also represent their respective countries.

Further participating associations include Spain’s JDigital, Portugal’s APAJO, Romania’s AOJND, Sweden’s BOS, the Maltese iGaming European Network, the Latvian Interactive Gambling Association, Finland’s Rahapeliala Ry and Norway’s Norsk Bransjeforening for Onlinespill.